Mahabaleshwar, India: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Located a few hours from Pune, Mahabaleshwar is a beautiful area for enjoying the mountains -- and the origin point of the Krishna river.

If you're planning to go to Mahabaleshwar, we've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.

When to go to Mahabaleshwar, India

Based on the climate and weather in Mahabaleshwar, the best time to go is February. However, since this is a pilgrimage area, you may want to visit at other times. See below for details.

Important essentials for Mahabaleshwar, India

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Mahabaleshwar, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    These areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent value.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

 

Activities for Mahabaleshwar, India

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Mahabaleshwar.

If you go to Venna Lake, you will do a lot of walking. The lake is not only a pilgrimage site, but it's also a popular resort. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Take food and drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

  • Extra toiletries, and toilet paper

    The facilities in this area are notoriously bad, so take extras.

 

 

What to wear/what to pack for Mahabaleshwar, India by month

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January

Traveling to Mahabaleshwar in January, you will notice that it is warm. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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February

If you are traveling to Mahabaleshwar in February, you will notice that it is hot. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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March

March here can be very hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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April

If you vacation in Mahabaleshwar during April, you are likely to see that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

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May

If you visit Mahabaleshwar during May, you may find that it is hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

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June

June in Mahabaleshwar is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

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July

If you visit Mahabaleshwar during July, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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August

If you visit Mahabaleshwar during August, you may find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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September

Traveling to Mahabaleshwar in September, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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October

If you go to Mahabaleshwar in October, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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November

November here is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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December

If you are traveling to Mahabaleshwar in December, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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